French Operatic Arias - Baritone (Voice & Piano)

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

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Gluck French Operatic Arias - Baritone (Voice & Piano)

This volume contains French operatic arias for baritone from works that opera reformer Christoph Willibald Gluck was commissioned to compose for the Paris Opéra:
“Iphigénie en Aulide” (1774) | “Cythère assiégée” (1775) | “Alceste” (1776) | “Armide” (1777) | “Iphigénie en Tauride” (1779).  The informative text sections contain a Foreword (Fr/Eng), a brief account of the dramatic context and a literal English translation of each aria.

About the series:
Christoph Willibald Gluck: French Operatic Arias
For the first time all the arias from Christoph Willibald Gluck’s French operas are being published in arrangements for voice and piano.  This series, a coproduction with the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles (CMBV), presents this collection according to voice register in four volumes.

With their wealth of arias and informative texts, these volumes offer a rich treasure-trove from works by this major 18th-century opera composer for use in voice lessons, auditions and recitals.

- French operatic arias for baritone

- Suitable for professional opera singers and voice students

- Practical, manageable piano part

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  1. Iphigénie en Aulide (1774). Livret de du Roullet, d'après Racine: [Gluck, Christoph Willibald]
  2. Agamemnon: "Brillant auteur de la lumière" [Gluck, Christoph Willibald]
  3. Agamemnon: "Peuvent-ils ordonner qu'un père" [Gluck, Christoph Willibald]
  4. Agamemnon: "Ô toi, l'objet le plus aimable" [Gluck, Christoph Willibald]
  5. Cythère assiégée (1775). Livret de Favart: [Gluck, Christoph Willibald]
  6. Brontès: "À moi, fiers soldats" [Gluck, Christoph Willibald]
  7. Brontès: "Pour ma gloire, quel affront cruel!" [Gluck, Christoph Willibald]
  8. Alceste (1776). Livret de du Roullet, d'après Calzabigi: [Gluck, Christoph Willibald]
  9. Hercule: "C'est en vain que l'enfer compte sur sa victime" [Gluck, Christoph Willibald]
  10. Un Dieu infernal: "Charon t'appelle, entends sa voix!" [Gluck, Christoph Willibald]
  11. Armide (1777). Livret de Quinault: [Gluck, Christoph Willibald]
  12. Hidraot: "Je vois de près la mort qui me menace" [Gluck, Christoph Willibald]
  13. Hidraot: "Pour vous, quand il vous plaît, tout l'enfer est armé" [Gluck, Christoph Willibald]
  14. Iphigénie en Tauride (1779). Livret de Guillard et du Roullet, d'après Guimond de la Touche: [Gluck, Christoph Willibald]
  15. Thoas: "De noirs pressentiments mon âme intimidée" [Gluck, Christoph Willibald]
  16. Oreste: "Dieux! qui me poursuivez, Dieux! auteurs de mes crimes" [Gluck, Christoph Willibald]
  17. Oreste: "Le calme rentre dans mon cœur..." [Gluck, Christoph Willibald]

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